When You Know You KNOW. 2017.30.
It is said that ‘when you know…you know.’ Do you agree?
I could apply it to some life choices I’ve made, including the acceptance of my now husband’s proposal.
Sometimes it can be applied to finishing up…leaving..stopping…whatever life is bringing you.
For me, the time I knew what I knew was here:
More than a year prior to when this photo was taken, I had retired from my University tutor/marker role. I still continued to have my small consultancy to pre-schools open but it too was brought to a halt thanks to the distance from the workplace and where we now lived but I also knew it was time. I loved continuing with teacher development as an External Observer with NSW Board of Studies in 2015, however, changes to the structure there meant that my qualifications no longer met the new standards and that worked well for me to say goodbye.
There was ONE more professional role I enjoyed. It did not pay me, nor would I want it too. It was, however, a wonderful place and space in which to share my experiences and be part of a highly engaged professional community. This is via meetings called Teach Meets. And it was to be held back in Sydney’s Northern Beaches at my old High School! Of course I wanted to speak..and have a last look around my ‘old school’ from the 1960s!!
This post tells much more about the talk I gave that evening.
But, something within in me KNEW that this would be the last time I would be involved in any paid/volunteer role in education and I felt both glad and sad. However, I KNEW it was what I knew and I was so pleased to have made the choice for myself.
Here. Where I went to High School from age 12-17. Where I had decided to become a teacher if my HSC results were good enough. They were.
It was the right choice! Both to start…and to stop..here!
Giving my final talk as part of Teach Meet in August 2015. I have no regrets. I have an amazing number of memories. I also remain in touch with educators via social media and continued to enjoy the conversations but I am glad to no longer have any professional responsibilities.
I’m a great believer in knowing when to go!
What decisions did you make because you ‘knew’?
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